Encounter of the Distant Kind
It was in the height of my psychedelic years in the late 70's, but I was straight at the time! "Honestly Your Honour" haha!!, Friday night, just knocked off work in Melbourne, Australia, enroute to hook up with some surfin mates on the coast, heading to Cape Liptrap, en route to Wilsons Promotory. The most southerly point on the Aussie mainland, for a weekend chasing waves, girls, parties and marshflies as big as your fingernails!
It was around 8-9pm., on an obscure lonely dirt, country road, pitch dark. Im alone with my surfboard on top, and my HK (1968)Holden Panel Van (a hotted up, "Shaggin Wagon", we used to call them, but hey, it was my mobile castle, my home away from home and the scene of some pretty wild tales. But thats another story!)
Back to the skies, 1/4 moon, light cloudy, with plenty of stars and space in between. Im travelling south-east, and happen to look up out of the windscreen, and I notice a strange cylindrical bright light shape, wey in the distance, but definitively moving in the same direction I am! Freek out! I temporarily lost it, the shape that is, (and eventually me too, heehee)as I decided to pull up on the side of the road, grab my torch for security, yeah right!!, leaving the engine running, headlights on full bore, including my 120 watt spotties. Im out of the car scanning the skies for this shape, for what appeared to be about 2-3 kms away at the time.
Nothing. Shit! I must be having some early weekend substance hallucinations or what? So scared shitless, heart thumpin, I headed back to the car, and as I do, EVERYTHING went off, engine, lights, torch the whole lot! and wey again in the distance, this time a whole lot closer, about 1-2kms away, the same small shape reappears from behind some clouds and headed in the opposite direction, directly above me. Then in an instant, my power flashed back on, car running, Im running too, in the car ,off! Lo and behold the same shape reappeared again, followed me for a few kilometres, and disappeared as quickly as it had appeared. Never to be seen again.
Later, after I had rendevoued with the mates, a few said they had seen strange flashes in the sky too, but no encounters like mine. Moreso they all wanted to know what I was on, and if they could have some too!
Later again, over the weekend, other people in the area also confirmed my story, of strange lights, cows, emus and kangaroos freaking out, dogs howling & barking abnormally. The whole area, is a remote farming area, mountainous, with lots of hilly to undulating country, around 150kms away from civilaisation at the time. Very much maligned with encounters and X-File stories of all sorts over many years. National Parks, deserted beaches and great waves to.
I loved it! Unfortuanely, it never happened again either. My only UFO encounter. Damn!